Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Catalog Tag: fiction

The Schrödinger Girl

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When a young woman appears to split into four different versions of herself, protagonist and behavioral psychologist Garrett Adams must decide what is vision, what is science, and what is delusion.

The Angels’ Share

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A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.

Black Lotus

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Finding the Black Lotus murderer is Detective Wolf’s chance to avoid an Internal Affairs investigation. That’s when things get personal.

The Committee

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Professor Tom Stall’s career and life are threatened when a nefarious government-affiliated group of men begin investigating the private acts of innocent people in late 1950s Florida.

Home Girl

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When Naomi, a fourteen-year-old white girl, is placed with a black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.

Montague Kobbé Digit

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The Montague Kobbé Digit comprises excerpts from The Night of the Rambler and On the Way Back, two stunning literary achievements set in Anguilla by one of the freshest new voices in world literature.

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Out of Mesopotamia

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Forthcoming: 9/1/20

Informed by firsthand experience on the battlefronts of Iraq and Syria, Abdoh captures the horror, confusion, and absurdity of combat from a seldom-glimpsed perspective that expands our understanding of the war novel.

The Nicotine Chronicles

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Forthcoming: 9/15/20

Lee Child recruits Joyce Carol Oates, Jonathan Ames, Cara Black, and others to reveal nicotine’s scintillating alter egos.

Polar Vortex

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Forthcoming: 9/15/20

A novel reminiscent of the works of Herman Koch and Rachel Cusk, in which a lesbian couple attempts to escape the secrets of their pasts.

Cane Warriors

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Forthcoming: 10/20/20

Moa, a fourteen-year-old slave, gets caught up in the most significant slave rebellion in Jamaican history, paying homage to freedom fighters all over the world.

A Million Aunties

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Forthcoming: 11/17/20

American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his conception of family during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland.

Here Lies a Father

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Forthcoming: 1/5/21

Fifteen-year-old Ian Daly’s moral universe is turned upside down when, at his father’s funeral, he discovers that his father had two secret families.

Prayer for the Living

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Forthcoming: 2/2/21

Topical and timely, Booker Prize–winning author Ben Okri’s new collection of short stories blurs parallel realities and walks the line between darkness and magic.

Creatures of Passage

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Forthcoming: 3/16/21

Reminiscent of Gabriel García Márquez and Cormac McCarthy, Yejidé’s novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it.